Montreal, QC — Air Canada Cargo announced it is collaborating with GTA dnata at its hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport to provide its customers specialized in pharmaceutical shipments with industry-leading service.
As of February 26, 2019, all export and import pharmaceutical shipments booked with Air Canada Cargo that originate in, are destined to and transiting via Toronto will be handled at GTA dnata.
Certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes and facilities, GTA dnata is fully equipped for handling temperature sensitive shipments in varying environments and utilizes advanced monitoring technology.
“This collaboration reflects Air Canada Cargo’s commitment to fulfilling our customers’ evolving needs for pharmaceutical shipments,” says Vito Cerone, Senior Director, Sales and Commercial Strategy for Air Canada Cargo. “The CEIV Pharma certified GTA dnata facility, which fully meets the requirements for the safe and secure handling of all types of pharmaceutical shipments, enables us to provide our valued customers with a superior offering.”
“We welcome Air Canada and its valued customers,” says Mario D’Urso, Chairman & CEO for GTA dnata. “The CEIV certification is highly beneficial to the pharmaceutical industry, which now has in GTA dnata a single organization certified to provide point-to-point handling and transportation of pharmaceutical products.”
Air Canada Cargo customers will be served by dedicated agents at GTA dnata for acceptance and retrieval.
As its largest global hub feeding hundreds of international and domestic flights, more pharmaceutical shipments flow through Toronto than anywhere else in Air Canada Cargo’s network. In 2018, Air Canada Cargo carried pharmaceutical shipment to over 100 locations around the world.